Directions

CityFolk is located at Lansdowne Park, which is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination is situated right in the heart of city.

You can walk, bike, bus, or drive to the festival! Your transportation options are listed below… on your marks, get set… go!

Walk:

From Bank Street, turn east onto Marché Way or Exhibition Way. Keep right once you encounter Aberdeen Pavilion to access the Great Lawn festival gates.

From the Rideau Canal multi-use pathway, turn west at the controlled light intersection at Bank and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path on the other side of Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Once you reach the park, keep left to access the main gate across from Aberdeen Pavilion. The gate is about a 7 minute walk from the pathway entrance.

Bike:

The City of Ottawa has a great map of cycling connections to Lansdowne Park.The multi-use pathway along Queen Elizabeth Driveway has a controlled light intersection at Bank and Fifth Avenue, where you can cross and connect to the Lansdowne Park cycle path.

We have a supervised bike park on the east end of the park.  The hours of operation are:

  • Wednesday, Sep 13 – 4PM – 10:30PM
  • Thursday, Sep 14 – 4PM – midnight
  • Friday, Sep 15 – 4PM – midnight
  • Saturday, Sep 16 – 1PM – midnight
  • Sunday, Sep 17 – 1PM – 10:30PM

The Bike Park has limited capacity and spots are available on a first come first served basis. If the Bike Park is full, there are additional spots around the Lansdowne site for you to lock your bike

Bus:

OC Transpo service will be FREE with a paid CityFolk 2017  pass for the same day for 3 hours before and after the final performance on the City Stage. OC Transpo has service on the 6 Greenboro / Rockcliffe and 7 Carleton / St-Laurent routes during event hours. Both routes pick up and drop off passengers on Bank St.

Use the OC Transpo Travel Planner to chart your journey. Bus stops are approx. 3 minutes’ walk from the festival main gate.

Drive:

You must pre-purchase parking from TD Place. Prices and ticket options are here.

*Accessibility drop-off location is along Exhibition Way, near the South-West corner of Aberdeen Pavilion.